At the press conference, the speakers informed that all preparations have been completed. The festival will be inaugurated on January 10 at 10:00 am at the main auditorium of the National Museum. Former Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith will inaugurate the film festival.
During the festival, prominent cultural figures of the country including international renowned filmmakers, critics, and journalists, representatives of different embassies and members of various film societies will be present. 12 Judges from all over the country will choose films.
Ilias Kanchan said that he is a jury for the Asian Competition Department this year. On the other hand, producer Rubayat Hossain is also in the Jury Board of the Women’s Film section.
This year’s festival is organized with a theme ‘Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society’. It will continue till January 18. Of these, 8 teams will be competing. These are: Retrospective department, Bangladesh Panorama, Film of the World, Children's Film, Spiritual Films, Independent Film and Women's Film Section.
The nine-day festival will be displayed Shawkat Osman Memorial auditorium of Bangladesh Central Public Library, Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium of the National Museum, Alliance Francaise Auditorium and Blockbuster Cinema halls. The exhibition will be going on every day at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm.
In the meantime, the exhibition of the Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium of the National Museum, Alliance Francaise Auditorium and the National Academy of Art Academy will be opened to all. However, all the exhibitions will be freely opened for the students, organizers said.